The village of Ano Melissi, to the northwest of Corinth, belongs to the Municipality of Xylokastro and stretches over a verdant hillside between Kiato and Xylokastro, at an altitude of approximately 30 m., with views to the Corinthian Gulf. Removed from the traffic and noise of the coastal highway, embraced by beautiful nature and enjoying unique panoramic views, it is preferred by vacationers for relaxed holidays or for brief escapes all year round. Due to its close proximity to the city of Athens, there are many permanent residents in the area.
At a driving distance of less than 2 hours from the centre of Athens, Ano Melissi is the ideal choice for your stay and the perfect base for exploring the surrounding areas.
Just a stone’s throw from the popular resort of Xylokastro and the city of Corinth, it offers many opportunities for excursions, entertainment, swimming, hiking and wonderful walks in nature - in coastal and mountain trails of unsurpassed beauty.
With Melissi as your base, you can visit Corinth’s archaeological sites (Ancient Corinth, Isthmia and Heraion, ancient Sycion, ancient Titane, Stymphalia and Nemea, ancient Pellene) and castles (Oinoi, ancient Pireou, Acrocorinth, Lower and Upper fort of Gavrias); explore forests with lush vegetation, like the aesthetic forest of Pefkia in Xylokastro or the habitat of Flabouritsa; swim in the blue crystal clear waters of seaside villages Nerantza, Kato Diminio, Lykoporia and Derveni; hike in the area’s gorges or reach the Vouliagmeni lake, the picturesque lagoon north-west of Loutraki, and combine a swim in its turquoise waters with a visit to cosmopolitan Loutraki.